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The Story of Softball

06-12-2016  |  By: X Bats |  (0) Post comment »  |  Read comments »
Softball was invented on the spur of the moment in 1887. It was Thanksgiving Day in Chicago, Illinois, and members gathered at the Farragut Boat Club to learn the outcome of the Harvard and Yale football game. Yale won, and a Yale graduate threw a boxing glove at a Harvard graduate. George Hancock, a reporter for the Chicago Board of Trade, yelled out, "Play ball!". Someone grabbed a broken broomstick handle, the glove was tightened into a ball, and softball, an indoor baseball game, was born. No glove was used to catch the ball, as it was soft.